Pass your QTS Skills Test in Literacy with the University of Cumbria



Hi, my name's Sam Curran and I'm a final year
secondary maths teacher trainee at the University of Cumbria. This video has been designed to help you pass
the QTS literacy skills test and I really hope you find it useful. The literacy test is broken down into four
sections. The first of those is spelling, where you'll
be tested on the spelling of ten words. The second is punctuation, where you have
to insert 15 punctuation marks into a passage of text. The third is grammar, where you have a series
of statements and you have to select, from multiple choice, the right ones to fit the
sentence. And the final one is comprehension, where
you will be presented with an educational test which you have to answer questions on. The first section is spelling, and here you
get ten words which are often of an educational theme. Now, for this, I really advise you to actually
create your own spelling list for this and work off that, but there are actually some
available online from the Oxford English Dictionary spelling tests. And also, a technique of how to do the trickier
spellings would be to break it up into its syllables. For example, if you had predominantly, you
could break it up into "pre" "dominant" and "ly", and this technique really does help
with some of the more tricky words. The best piece of advice I can offer you for
the grammar is to just read the sentence out loud by inserting all the options in. By doing this, you'll be able to see which
one fits it the best. The final section is comprehension and the
best piece of advice I can offer here is read through the text and make notes on the key
points of it, because the questions you'll be asked will be to do with the key ideas
of the text, so if you already have them written down, that's really going to help you out. The University of Cumbria can do a great deal
in helping you to pass the literacy skills test. We offer a number of support sessions to applicants
and there are a wealth of links available on our website to useful sources on how to
pass them. One website that I use when I tutor people
in passing the skills test is called Steve's Creative Openings. This site lists a number of useful worksheets
and hints to help you pass the skills test. Even if you do fail the skills test three
times, you can still become a teacher by studying an undergraduate course, such as Working with
Children and Families or Educational Studies. After completing this, you can study a PGCE,
which will help you to fulfil your ultimate dream of becoming a teacher. I hope you've found this video really useful
in helping you to pass the QTS literacy skills test, and good luck in your dream to become
a teacher.

1 thought on “Pass your QTS Skills Test in Literacy with the University of Cumbria”

  1. Learn these words for the spelling test

    Acquaintance
    Adjourned
    Accidentally
    Assessment
    Budgeted
    Budgeting
    Beneficial
    Bureaucratic
    Commensurate
    Committee
    Curriculum
    Communicative
    Conspicuous
    Confidentiality
    Comparative
    Collaboration
    Competence
    Colleague
    Collaboratively
    Delinquent
    Differentiation
    Emphatically
    Exhaustive
    Embarrassed
    Foreign
    Formerly
    Fallible
    Hypothesis
    Hygienist
    Hygiene
    Hyperventilate
    Impediment
    Independently
    Indecisive
    Inattentive
    Inconspicuous
    Infallible
    Insufficiency
    Mysteriously
    Mischievous
    Privilege
    Preferred
    Professional
    Procedural
    Psychologist
    Psychology
    Received
    Resilient
    Relieved
    Sensitively
    Sophisticated
    Supercilious
    Succinctly
    Statutory
    Statistician
    synonimous
    Synopsis
    Syllabus
    Unnecessary
    Uncommunicative
    Vegetable

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